So I attended undergraduate at Brown University. My first year started off well enough (3.7 GPA), but during my second year I began having a number of health issues (at the same time, I don't use them as an excuse for my poor scholastic performance.)
Rather than take time off, I continued with school, and at the end of sophomore year my GPA dropped to a 3.2.
Here is where things get interesting- I decided (I don't know what I was thinking at the time. Again, I was not in a good place mentally) to just take every course from Junior to the end of senior year Pass/Fail (this is a unique feature of Brown's curriculum and is uncommon or so I believe).
So now, I have a 3.2 GPA in English with only grades from the first two years (everything else is just a pass). For many years after graduating, I assumed this meant my transcript was radioactive, is that correct?
I haven't taken the GMAT yet, but scored a 660M/720V SAT score so I predict scoring in the same range for the GMAT.
I've worked a steady progression of jobs so far-nothing super prestigious like banking or consulting-just average writing gigs (copywriting, speechwriting, etc).
Given my background/writing skills, I'm confident I could conjure up a compelling essay and decent recs, but doubt that will make any difference with my transcript.
I'm considering studying for the GMAT, but would really like to hear opinions on whether it's worth it or not given my profile.
Also, I was interested in transitioning to finance, but understand that may be only possible through a top 20 MBA program so hypothetically that is where I'd apply.
Any thoughts? Thanks for taking the time to read!